Thursday, December 1, 2016

FBI's New Hacking Powers Take Effect This Week ~ Rule 41 starts today!

Just the kind of power you DON'T want Trump to have.

A single search warrant, multiple computers.

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies will be able to search multiple computers across the country with a single warrant thanks to a controversial rule change that takes effect on Thursday.
The expanded search power, known as “Rule 41,” is intended to make it easier for the FBI to carry out complex computer investigations. Until now, the government could only carry out a search of computers located in the district where the federal judge granted the warrant—typically only a few counties in a given state.
The legal process for government hacking has been a contentious topic, especially in light of a high profile investigation known as “Playpen” in which the FBI placed tracking software on the computers of child pornography suspects across the country. Some of these defendants have successfully challenged their arrest on the grounds they lived outside of the area described in the warrant.
Civil liberties groups have warned Rule 41 represents a dangerous expansion of the government’s surveillance power, and will lead law enforcement bodies to “forum shop”—seeking warrants in districts where a judge is most likely to grant them.

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Can Donald Trump Possibly Believe What He's Saying? The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

Published on Nov 30, 2016
Before we take President-elect Donald Trump at his word, let's have a good look at those words.

‘Torture Lobbyist’ Paul Manafort Still Advising Donald Trump on Cabinet Picks

Paul Manafort left the Trump campaign back in August, or did he? Sources confirm to The Daily Beast that he’s back advising the president-elect.

Olivia Nuzzi Asawin Suebsaeng  11.30.16 9:35 PM ET

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts—Paul Manafort stood in the foyer of the third-floor ballroom of the Charles Hotel, across the street from the Taubman Building of the Harvard Kennedy School, on Wednesday. Having left his mafioso uniform of gleaming pinstripe suit and tie at home in favor of a half-zip sweater and casual slacks, he went mostly unnoticed, even at an event for political operatives and junkies, where a man of his status should be a star. And Harvard, it turns out, is not the only place the ex-chairman of the Donald Trump presidential campaign and former lobbyist for some of the worst dictators and killers of the 20th century is operating in the shadows these days.
According to two sources with knowledge of the Trump presidential transition process, Manafort—whose formal association with the president-elect ended in August—is heavily involved with the staffing of the nascent administration.

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A man so into his hair ~ Yuge red flag ~ Trumps frail ego

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has generated an unceasing torrent of press attention that some estimate to be worth roughly $2 billion. Yet the central mystery at the very core of his persona—his inscrutable hairdo—has somehow, impossibly, remained unsolved. Until, perhaps, now.
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Letting his brains get chilly

Will Congress Provide A Check On Trump’s Power? Don’t Bet On It.

I wonder if Trumps own party is waiting to give him the 25th amendment bums rush when they realize ( they do already) that they can't control him????

When President-elect Donald Trump ascends to the Oval Office on Inauguration Day, one of the institutions that can serve as a check on his executive power will be the United States Congress. And although Senate Democrats will likely have some leverage in the form of the filibuster, that Congress will, for the near future, be controlled by the GOP. So a good question to ask right now is, “Will Congressional Republicans provide that vital check on potential misrule?”
To save everyone some time, I’ll spoil the ending: no. I mean, possibly yes, but probably no.

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Timeless quotes from American Presidents

Celebrity entertainers tapped to perform at Trumps Inauguration

Direct from Central Park! Organ Grinder and Monkey

The KKK Marching Band

The Banjo stylings of Deliverance Guy

....And everyone's favorite, Ted Nugent !

Team Of Evils: Meet The Latest Vulture Capitalists In Donald Trump’s Cabinet!

During the housing collapse following the 2008 economic crisis, Mnuchin was one of several investors who bought a failing bank and made tons of money foreclosing on homeowners, and Ross ran a textile business that outsourced jobs overseas, and also owned the Sago coal mine, where twelve miners were killed in a 2006 explosion. Let’s hear it for Donald Trump, champion of the Forgotten Americans!


Donald Trump's Finance Chair Is the Anti-Populist From Hell | New ...
Steve Mnuchin specialized in fraudulent foreclosures during the heart of the Great Recession. Power to the people.